Basement Finishing

We started a basement finishing project yesterday. It is located in a newer townhome so things are square and true. Plus the basement has rough-in plumbing for the new bathroom. That makes it very easy to finish. This work involves creating a bedroom, family room, bathroom, and craft room. We do have to be aware of the neighbors ...

East side addition

Work is moving along nicely on our east side Craftsman addition. The framing work is completed on the screen porch. It has a lovely arched screened opening that faces east. architects did the design work for this remodeling project and he had presented some very nice ideas such as the arched opening. Phil is working at building ...

Craftsman Addition

The stucco contractor has applied the water membrane and expanded galvanized mesh to the walls of our east side Craftsman addition and remodeling project. These are both important features for a quality, long-lasting stucco job. The water membrane keeps moisture from wicking into the wood framing when stucco gets wet. Stucco ‘b...

Basement Finishing

We are quickly finishing up work on the basement remodeling project we are working on. Once our work is completed the basement of this townhome will provide nice areas for the owner. We are creating a bedroom with large closet, a bathroom, an entertainment room and a craft room. The entertainment room has several bright recessed ...

Cabinets in Craftsman Addition

We’ve had to wait a bit for custom built cabinets on our East side Craftsman remodeling project, but they arrived yesterday. Installers were busy at work setting the cabinets in place. The kitchen in this home is not large so it makes a lot of sense to use custom designed and fabricated cabinets as that makes every inch of spac...

Cabin Project

We are starting a project in northern Pine County on one of their fine lakes. It involves selective demolition of an existing cabin and adding onto the cabin to create a ‘new’ cabin. It is always enjoyable to work in a lake area setting.

One of the tasks the owners undertook was reconstructing a new boat house near t...

Cottage

Our Pine County cottage project turned into a quagmire on Tuesday. After having a summer without much rain, we had about 3” of rain in a 24 hour period. The red clay soils on the site turn every slippery when wet, and trucks have a difficult time getting any traction.

Our work involves the demolition of an existing cab...

Eastside Craftsman Addition

Our work on the east side Craftsman addition is coming to a close. The cabinets were installed about 10 days ago, and the soapstone countertops have recently been installed. The soapstone is a beautiful dark grey with green veins running through it. It has a very ‘soft’ feel to it even though it is stone.

The cabine...

Pine County Cottage

The weather cleared up for our workers on the Pine County cottage project. On this project we salvaged the foundation and wood floor system of the existing cabin. Once we demolished the walls we discovered a few areas of decay that we repaired. We also did some straightening of the floor system. Overall the floor is in good shape...

Historic Window Replacement

We started a window replacement job this morning. The owners of this lovely historic home have taken care to maintain the historic lines, details and painting on the home. For this window we will be using a clad Marvin custom unit, sized to fit the opening and with divided light muntin bars. The exterior cladding is Marvin’s ...